Cooperation program with Mozambique
The GPMDLR/CFM/CCIFM project is a cooperation project aimed at fostering the creation of an economic and commercial space between Mozambique and Reunion Island.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Promote the creation of an economic and commercial space between Mozambique and La Réunion.
- To encourage adherence to the European digital and environmental standards of Port Reunion by the ports entrusted to the management of CFM (Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique) and thus to connect them sustainably to the European economic exchange area of which Port Reunion is one of the interfaces.
- Establish a lasting relationship between the GPMDLR and CFM, and between the GPMDLR and the France-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFM).
- Develop the 2 port authorities through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and information.
- Foster relations between the members of the two port communities.
- Develop skills in Mozambique in the port and logistics sector.
In view of the future economic development of Mozambique, notably supported by the Oil & Gas sector, the GPMDLR, European port entity of the Indian Ocean, wishes to carry out a collective action allowing the development of a cooperation between the port and logistic sectors of Reunion and Mozambique. To allow this, a program of partnership actions will be carried out and will be based on several separate partnership agreements.
This program includes two actions:
- The first action will focus on the development of cooperation between the GPMDLR, the port authority of the province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique (Caminhos De Ferro De Moçambique, hereinafter CFM) and the French-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFM). The agreement between the GPMDLR and CFM concerns the sharing of experience in the development of Smart Port (port massively using digital technologies to increase its performance and sustainability). It was signed in December 2021.
- The second action will focus on the implementation of a local content compliance program aimed at developing Mozambican skills through cooperation that will include Reunion companies. This program aims to enable public or private companies developing in Mozambique (which can be associated with Reunion, French and European companies), in the port, maritime and logistics sectors, to benefit from a local workforce (local content compliance) with European standards. These skills will be acquired through a partnership with Reunion companies that will ensure the immersion of trained personnel.
This CSR/local content compliance program, the result of partnerships between the GPMDLR, the CCIFM and companies from the Port Réunion Industrial Zone (ZIP) will:
- Selection of Mozambican staff eligible for a training program (selection by the CCIFM)
- The training of these Mozambican personnel and their immersion in Reunion companies from the Industrial Port Zone (ZIP) of Port Reunion. Training will cover (but not be limited to) the following areas:
- Core curriculum.
- Port Handling (incl. Operating Gear);
- Engine maintenance
GPMDLR visited Mozambique in November 2021. This mission was an opportunity to meet different actors of the Mozambique port community, such as the Port Authority of Cabo Delgado CFM, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Maritime Authority INAMAR, the nautical school, the ambassador of France and companies of the harbor sector. The exchanges made it possible to identify possible areas of cooperation, and sectors with strong training needs.
The cooperation program GPMDLR/CFM/CCIFM and RSE/ Local Content Compliance is co-financed by the European Union and the Réunion Region within the framework of the OP INTERREG V Indian Ocean.
Cooperation program with Seychelles
The Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion/Seychelles Port Authority cooperation program aims to promote the creation of an economic and commercial area between the Seychelles and La Réunion, benefiting all their economies through:
- Establishing a lasting relationship between the GPMDLR and SPA;
- Developing the two port authorities through the sharing of knowledge, experience and information on “smart port” and “green port”;
- Developing shared skills and experiences in the port and logistics sector.
The common objective of SPA and GPMDLR is to create a framework favorable to the mutual sustainable development of public and private port actors from Seychelles and Reunion, based on common standards and working procedures, of European level, benefiting economic trade between the two ports and their territories.
Thus, the proposed regional cooperation program will be divided into 2:
- Action 1 – sharing experiences in the development of “smart port”. The GPMDLR presents to the Seychelles Port Authority its experience in the digitization of the port community, through the Cargo Community System. The discussions will identify the need for CCS for SPA. For this, the GPMDLR is accompanied by Infoport, which establishes custom-made recommendations for the Seychelles Port Authority. The GPMDLR visited Seychelles in February 2022 with Infoport to make this diagnosis. The GPMDLR also hosted the SPA in Port Réunion so that they could observe the basic mode and interactions.
- Action 2 – sharing experiences in the development of green port. The GPMDLR presents its environmental approach to the Seychelles port community, through the various actions carried out (Master Plan of Heritage, development and development program and its actions, etc.) and accompanies the SPA in the realization of an SDPN, that allows to identify the biodiversity to protect on the harbour territory, and to avoid, reduce or compensate the impacts of the developments. The GPMDLR visited Seychelles in February 2022 to present its environmental approach to government bodies.
The GPMDLR/Seychelles Port Authority cooperation program is co-financed by the European Union and the Réunion Region within the framework of the OP INTERREG V Indian Ocean.
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